How God wants to change the world (& one practice that can help you hear the Spirit speak) – Acts 13, Part 1

Are you a gardener? Maybe you have some potted plants bringing life to your home. Maybe you have a flower bed? A vegetable garden? We have a vegetable garden with a berry patch, and a few weeks ago that berry patch was in serious need of weeding.  So a couple weeks ago, I weeded it,Continue reading “How God wants to change the world (& one practice that can help you hear the Spirit speak) – Acts 13, Part 1”

Why and how we should practice fasting as regularly as we pray or give

  Is fasting an important teaching of Jesus?  Let’s be honest.  Rarely, exceedingly rarely, in our evangelical world do we hear about fasting. Once scholarly source, Halley’s Handbook says this: “There are special occasions born out of extreme sorrow when fasting is appropriate, but generally speaking it is out of order.” Generally speaking, it isContinue reading “Why and how we should practice fasting as regularly as we pray or give”

How to get out of a spiritual rut – Luke 9:37-45

I asked last week in the intro post if you might be blinded by your assumptions about God.  Sometimes we can get stuck in spiritual rut, and in that rut we can’t see God for who he really is. In the passage we studied this past Sunday, Luke 9:37-45, the disciples were stuck.  The nineContinue reading “How to get out of a spiritual rut – Luke 9:37-45”

Fasting for Freedom – The Monday Messy Office report…on Tuesday…again – March 11, 2014

Truth be told, my office didn’t get very messy over the weekend.  I have to admit that I was a bit bummed about that because I like being surprised when I when in here on Monday mornings.  And I’ve enjoyed telling you about what I find. But this week there were no surprises.  Just theContinue reading “Fasting for Freedom – The Monday Messy Office report…on Tuesday…again – March 11, 2014”